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Jose Antonio Maya

Jose Antonio Maya
Jose Antonio Maya (1949 - 2024)

2024/06/10 - Lompoc, Kalifornia, AEB

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Jose Antonio Maya was born on September 7th, 1949

Though Jose Antonio may no longer walk beside us, his memory will forever be enshrined in the fabric of the lives of those Jose Antonio touched, a beacon of light guiding us through the darkness. In his absence, his spirit lives on — a gentle whisper in the breeze, a ray of sunlight on a cloudy day, a reminder that love knows no boundaries.

He was predeceased by: his father Isadora Irrutia; his brother Jesus Mari; and his son Jose Antonio III. He is survived by: his wife Marta; his grandsons, Dante and Joseph (Jose Antonio III); and his sister Lourdes.

A celebration of life luncheon  will be held on Thursday, July 11th 2024 at 12:00 PM at the Woolgrowers Restaurant in Bakersfield..

In lieu of flowers, please contact Lompoc Valley Florist 322 North H ST Suite A.

Jose Antonio Maya was born on September 7th, 1949, and passed away on June 10th, 2024.

Jose Antonio Maya was born in Caserio Bearzun Elvetea, Spain in 1949 to Jose Maya and Isadora Irrutia. He grew up learning how to tend sheep, which eventually brought him to the United States in 1966. He would work on contract for Frank and Virginia Galainena. He worked on a visa until he eventually earned his citizenship in 1971. He worked as a Gardener from 1973 until he was hired by Chevron. He would work for Chevron for 19 years until he returned to his full-time Gardening business in 1994. He retired completely in 2015.

Jose was a proud member of the Kern County Basque Club. He danced for many years at the Club and was also a long-time member of the Board of Directors from 2001 to 2007. At every annual Basque Picnic you could find him in his usual spot cooking hundreds of pounds of lamb. He worked very hard for the Club and enjoyed his time with his friends and family there. He married Kelly Seeger in 1973, and together they had a son, Andres in 1978. They were divorced in 1980. He then met Marta Madrigal and they were married in 1982. They had their first child together, a son Jose Antonio III in 1984. They had their second son, Thomas in 1986. Jose and Marta raised their sons in Taft, CA until 2021. Jose and Marta eventually both retired and moved to Lompoc in 2022.

Jose is preceded in death by his mother and Father, Jose and Isadora, his brother Jesus Mari, and his son Jose Antonio III.

He is survived by his wife Marta; His son, Andres (Tabitha) and his grandson, Dante; his grandson Joseph (Jose Antonio III and Susanna); and his son Thomas; his sister, Lourdes and his nieces and nephews in Spain.

Rosary and Mass will be recited on Thursday, June 20th (12:30pm) at 213 W Olive Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436   Church in Lompoc, CA. Followed by the burial at Lompoc Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life luncheon will be held At Woolgrowers Restaurant on Thursday, July 11th at 12pm, in Bakersfield, CA.

Goian Bego (GB) - May Rest in Peace


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